n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The special status of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the international community

Volume 41, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



After 1997, the political status of Hong Kong was changed from that of a British dependant territory to a special administrative region of China, which is not an independent state. Although the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has acquired a certain degree of international legal personality in terms of international status and the ability to act within the system of international law, whether it can be treated as a subject of international law remains a moot point. In this article, I consider this question.

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